Wednesday 18 April 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Fortaleza and Pierre Pettigrew.
The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Thorndike-Barnhart Dictionary by E.L. Thorndike and Clarence L. Barnhart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching AMC.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
- Ricardo Fortaleza: Australian-Filipino boxer and coach.
- Pierre Pettigrew: Canadian businessman and politician 5th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Antonio Oscar Carmona: 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (Born 1869).
- Make a Wish opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
- New York Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game
- France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community.
- Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms.
- The Treaty of Paris (1951) is adopted, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night Of The Year
- Too Young - Nat King Cole (Les Baxter & His Orchestra)
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